Innovations such as titratable axis illumination and coaxial visualization enable Laser Floater Removal (LFR) to be performed with greater safety and efficacy. LFR involves the use of Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology™ and a specially designed nano-pulsed YAG laser to vaporize floaters.
Ellex’s proprietary Reflex Technology™ comprises a unique slit lamp illumination tower design, which converges the operator’s vision, the target illumination and the treatment beam onto the same optical path, and focuses them onto the same optical plane – offering optimized visualization and illumination of the vitreous. This is of particular importance when aiming at floaters, as it greatly minimizes the potential for focusing errors, and the risk of damage to the natural lens or the retina. The unique illumination mirror design, which briefly moves out of the laser pathway during firing, ensures that the laser beam is never obstructed. This minimizes the risk of under-dosing or over-dosing the energy, ensuring that the desired therapeutic effect is achieved.
Reflex Technology™ also allows you to toggle between on- and off-axis modes in order to better visualize the floater – and to assess its position relative to the lens and/or retina: on-axis mode provides greater visualization of floaters located in the middle and posterior vitreous and offers necessary spatial context, especially in relation to the retina; off-axis mode provides better visualization of floaters located in the anterior vitreous. As an added benefit, there is no risk of under-dosing or over-dosing the energy due to poor positioning of the light tower – eliminating clipping of the laser beam. In addition, the precision of the two-point aiming system and the wide offset range ensure accurate positioning of the optical breakdown, thus preserving surrounding tissue from accidental damage.
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